How To Create A Winter Background With Memento Inks

Katy Ingram_Winter Sky_IG

By Katy Ingram –

Hello and welcome! Katy here with a new video. Today I have a new way of ink blending to share with you that anyone can do. I know may people struggle with ink blending in general and the technique I share with you in the video couldn’t be simpler to replicate and is a bit easier on the hands and wrists. I also talk a bit about the difference between hot and cold pressed watercolor paper for those that may not know and for a change of pace I used Memento inks to do my ink blending and created a beautiful crisp winter night sky. I hope you find these tips helpful and I hope you enjoy the video. Thanks so much for watching.

Skill: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Time: 35 minutes

Art Supplies:


• Delicata Silvery Shimmer
• Memento Inks – Summer Sky, Bahama Blue, Teal Zeal and Nautical Blue
• On Point Glue
• Tear it! Tape
• Sheer Shimmer Spritz in Sparkle 

Other Products Used:

• Gina K Designs Delicate Snowflakes Background Stamp
• Waffle Flower Oversized Joy Stamp and Die Set
• Red Foil Cardstock
• Accent Opaque 100 & 120 lb cover cardstock
• Strathmore 500 Series Hot Pressed Watercolor Paper
• Blending Brushes
• Fiskars Wire Guide Trimmer


How to Create a Joyful Poinsettia Holiday Card

by Annie Collins

Hello Crafty Friends! Annie here with a clean and simple Joyful Poinsettia Holiday card using die cuts, embossing powders, and inks. I really love how the sparkle in Mboss Lucky Stars creates an extra shine in this card design.

Skill: Advanced
Time: 15 minutes


Art Supplies



Learn How to Make a Merry Christmas Santa Card

by Annie Collins

Hello Craft Friends! Today Annie creates a fun and playful Santa Christmas or Holiday card. This card uses a variety of card making supplies to create texture and shimmer throughout. Take a look at how to make Santa’s beard more life-like with Amplify to make a foam texture.

Skill: Intermediate
Time: 1 hour


Art Supplies

  • The Rabbit Hole Designs – Kringle Stamp Set 
  • Accent Opaque White 80# Cardstock – Ultra Smooth 
  • MFT Cloud Stencil
  • Sakura Gelly Roll Pens – Metallic Gold, Metallic Silver, White 
  • Maker’s Movement Shaker Sprinkles – Clay Snowflakes
  • Recollections Brand 110# Cardstock – White
  • Recollections Brand 65# Cardstock: Light Blue

See How to Create a Gingerbread House with Rinea Paper and StazOn Studio Glaze

by Steph Ackerman

See How to Create a Gingerbread House with Rinea Paper and StazOn Studio Glaze

The holidays are almost here and there is nothing as iconic for Christmas as a gingerbread house during the holidays. When the kids have outgrown this tradition, it is still possible to recreate the fun by using your craft supplies. In today’s project, I used StazOn Studio Glaze to fill in some of the details of this gingerbread die.

Skill: Intermediate
Time: 1 hour


 Gingerbread House from Rinea's Glossy Mocha/Gold Foil
Step 1

Using Spellbinders dies which includes two layered pieces, die cut the Gingerbread House from Rinea’s Glossy Mocha/Gold Foil. Die cut the second Gingerbread House base piece from Rinea’s Glossy Copper/Gold Foil. Use On Point Glue to adhere the layers together.

StazOn Studio Glaze in Valentine
Step 2

Using StazOn Studio Glaze in Valentine, add color to the candy dots in the Gingerbread House.

color using assorted StazOn Studio Glaze colors
Step 3

Continue adding color using assorted StazOn Studio Glaze colors between the die cut elements of the Gingerbread House. Allow each color to dry before moving onto the next color.

VersaFine Clair in Fallen Leaves
Step 4

Cut cardstock and pattern paper to fit a 5″ x 6 1/2″ card base. Die cut large ovals from cardstock and pattern paper. Ink the edges with VersaMagic in Gingerbread, then adhere to the card. Stamp the phrase with VersaFine Clair in Fallen Leaves, cut to fit and mat with cardstock.

 Gingerbread House for Christmas card
Step 5

Adhere the Gingerbread House and phrase to the card with foam adhesives for dimension. Finish the card with any additional personal touches!




  • Rinea Foiled Papers – Earth Tones Foiled Paper Variety Pack
  • Bazzill Cardstock – brown, white
  • Graphic 45 – Pattern Paper
  • Spellbinders Dies
  • Hero Arts Stamp
  • Foam Adhesives

See How to Create Fun Snowy Texture for a Christmas Card

by Roni Johnson

See How to Create Fun Snowy Texture for a Christmas Card with Radiant Neon Amplify in white

Winter is quickly approaching…at times it feels as if you’re looking at the world through the shroud of dingy grey gauze. The real beauty of winter can also be seen in the grey twilight when the pines have been darkened by an evening snowfall cutting you off from the worries of the outside world. This is what I look forward to in the coming months. I tried to capture that feeling in this Christmas card I’ve made for you today.

Skill: Beginner
Time: 30 minutes


Step 1

Pounce Grey Flannel and London Fog Memento Ink onto the craft mat. Pounce a bit of Niagara Mist VersaMagic ink as well.

Step 2

Spritz a bit of Ink Potion No.9 over the inks. Tap the mixture a bit to mix it up and eliminate some of the harsh lines.

Step 3

Press a white cardstock panel into the ink mixture several times until you are satisfied with the results.

Step 4

Stamp pine trees onto the inked panel using VersaFine Clair Morning Mist ink.

Step 5

Randomly dot Radiant Neon Amplify in White over the panel.

Step 6

Heat the Amplify medium to activate and puff it up.

Step 7

Trim and mat on black cardstock then adhere the panel to a grey card base. Stamp off the excess ink on the pine tree stamp on the inside of the card to create a ghostly grey pine forest. Add a bit of line work around the edge of the card to finish it off.

Step 8

Stamp sentiment on a scrap of white cardstock. Trim and adhere to the card front.


  • Just For Fun Stamps – Pine Trees
  • Cardstock – White, Grey, Black
  • Heat Tool

Create a Matching Envelope and Christmas Card

by Kassy Tousignant

Create a Matching Envelope and Christmas Card

VersaFine Clair Ink and large sponge daubers make great patterned background papers for all of your projects! Check out this video to see how I used them to make a beautiful, distressed background for my Christmas card and matching envelope. The colors are so rich and vibrant and create the perfect matching set.

Skill: Advanced
Time: 1 hour



• VersaFine Clair – Nocturne, Pinecone, Rain Forest, Morning Mist
• VersaMagic – Cloud White
• All-Purpose Ink – Cool Grey
Embossing powder – Black
Memento Markers – Tuxedo Black, London Fog
• Ink Potion No 9
• Sponge daubers
• Fireworks Shimmery Craft Spray – London Fog
• Walnut Ink – Walnut
• IrRESISTibles Pico Embellisher – Black
GooseBumps – shimmer
• Tear It! Tape


• Prima – Clear gesso
• Black twine
• Cardstock – white
• Envelope
• Stampers Anonymous – Tim Holtz Christmas stamp set